KIRKUK, Aug. 7 (AKnews) – Romania is seeking to strengthen relations with the oil-rich Kirkuk province of Iraq and do investment in the region, it was announced today.

The announcement came after the Romanian ambassador to Iraq Yacob Barada visited Kirkuk province and met local officials.

Kirkuk Governor’s media official said Dler Abdulsamad said Brada tackled “ways of cooperation in different areas and expressed his country’s desire to do investment in Kirkuk and strengthen economic ties with Iraq that will benefit both sides”